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affinities, plural;
  1. A spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something
    • - he has an affinity for the music of Berlioz
  2. A similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship, esp. a resemblance in structure between animals, plants, or languages
    • - a building with no affinity to contemporary architectural styles
  3. Relationship, esp. by marriage as opposed to blood ties

  4. The degree to which a substance tends to combine with another
    • - the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen

  1. (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
  2. (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
  3. (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts; "in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans"
  4. a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"
  5. the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk"
  6. inherent resemblance between persons or things
  7. The Johnny Alegre AFFINITY is a jazz group originating from the Philippines. It is led by self-taught Philippine guitarist-composer Johnny Alegre, together with bassist Colby de la Calzada, drummer Koko Bermejo, pianist Elhmir Saison and saxophonist Tots Tolentino. ...
  8. Affinity were an English jazz-rock fusion band, active from mid-1968 to January 1971.
  9. Affinity is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1979.
  10. In Canon law of the Catholic Church, affinity is a relationship arising from the sexual intercourse of a man and a woman, sufficient for the generation of children, whereby the man becomes related to the woman's blood-relatives and the woman to the man's.
  11. In chemical physics and physical chemistry, chemical affinity is the electronic property by which dissimilar chemical species are capable of forming chemical compounds. ...
  12. Affinity describes itself as "a growing network of many hundreds of Bible-centred churches and Christian agencies throughout Britain and Ireland". ...
  13. (Affinities) The presence of an unguis on the dactylus of peraeopod I suggests that the species is more related to the Arcturus-like members of the genus rather than the Astacilla-like members, as the general body shape suggests.”
  14. the degree of liking or affection or lack of it. It is the feeling of love or liking for something or someone.
  15. Meaningful connection between a group of people and the offer being made to them.
  16. degree of liking or affection or lack of it. Affinity is a tolerance of distance. A great affinity would be a tolerance of or liking of close proximity. A lack of affinity would be an intolerance of or dislike of close proximity. Affinity is one of the components of understanding. See also ARC.
  17. (Gr. Syngeneia). The spiritual relationship existing between an individual and his spouse's relatives, or most especially between godparents and godchildren. The Orthodox Church considers affinity an impediment to marriage.
  18. Related by marriage; family relation from one's spouse's family.
  19. Natural attraction for, as salt for moisture.
  20. A measure of the binding constant of a single antigen combining site with a monovalent antigenic determinant.
  21. A mutual attraction or innate congeniality.
  22. The tendency of a molecule to associate with another. The affinity of a drug is its ability to bind to its biological target (receptor, enzyme, transport system, etc. ...
  23. Measurement of binding strength between two biological molecules.
  24. the binding strength of antibodies. The higher the affinity of an antibody, the lower the probability that the antibody binds (crossreacts) to other target antigens.
  25. ability of a substance to bind to a receptor; it is a measurement of the strength of the binding.